Ike unemployment assistance extended

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A statement late Wednesday from FEMA and the Texas Governor's Division of Emergency Management said it was the second deadline extension for people who became unemployed or lost self-employment due to Ike.

The 34 counties are Angelina, Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Cherokee, Fort Bend, Galveston, Gregg, Grimes, Hardin, Harris, Harrison, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Madison, Matagorda, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Polk, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Smith, Trinity, Tyler, Walker, Waller and Washington.

The Disaster Unemployment Assistance program is funded by FEMA through the U.S. Department of Labor and administered by the Texas Workforce Commission.

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